Yari-gannas

Yari-gannas (Spear planes) are Japanese ancient planes which were used pre "dai-gannas (modern planes with wooden blocks.)" Yari-gannas were used after Chounas (J style adzes) to further refine the flatness of the surfaces, which needed smoother and more refined finish, such as wall, floor, ceiling and pillar materials.

Yari-gannas were used from as early as Yayoi period (apx 300 B.C. to 300 A.D.) in Japan. While Dai-gannas were only invented very recently in mid Edo period, around 1600s, which is very very late compared to the rest of the world, it seems that Yari-gannas were unique to Japan which did not exist even in China (which is quite surprising, because I had thought that Japanese has learned everything from China originally!)

Yari-gannas can produce very attractive finish which can pretty much only be accomplished by using this tool. Althought I doubt modern daikus (carpenters) can use this tool too often to finish the surfaces like how the temple builders in the ancient days used to, amateur woodworkers and cabinet makers (pros or not) should still greatly benefit from having at least one Yari-ganna.




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Kamon-Kiyohisa Yariganna 4-Sun 3-bu, (130mm)

Kamon-Kiyohisa Yariganna 4-Sun 3-bu, (130mm)

WS#1, mild steel Jigane. The handle and saya can be installed by Shigefusa's handle maker (Handle: 8065JPY, Saya: 4550JPY) but I would suggest you...
JPY93,720

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Shigefusa Yari-ganna 3-sun (90mm)

Shigefusa Yari-ganna 3-sun (90mm)

A very very, ve~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ry unusual item came in from Shigefusa, after..., how many years??? lemme check..., wow, ordered on March 2009, so, over...
JPY84,000

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Shigefusa Yari-ganna 4-sun (120mm)

Shigefusa Yari-ganna 4-sun (120mm)

A very very, ve~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ry unusual item came in from Shigefusa, after..., how many years??? lemme check..., wow, ordered on March 2009, so, over...
JPY104,000

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Iyoroi Mokume Yari-ganna 100mm

Iyoroi Mokume Yari-ganna 100mm

This item is in Australia. It can be shipped anytime. Shipping fee to be calculated depending on the destination and notified manually. While this is...
JPY33,000

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